We've learnt to kick a ball, but we're not quite cynical
And we've written on the wall, John's gay He's gay
And Janet's friends with John and she says that we're all scum
He just gets his homework done and won't play not today

What will we grow up to be
What will we grow up to see
Will you still be friends with me fourteen, fifteen, sixteen

Martin grew out of his A-team vest
And nicked the pedals off my BMX
And he says that he's had sex with a girl, for effect
I lost my virginity, the year above us had discovered E
And I said it weren't for me, twelve pounds, fifty

What will we grow up to be
What will we grow up to see
Will you still be friends with me fourteen, fifteen

We hide in bandstands and talk in the dark
Rain's never cold when you're young
We were devoted to us from the start
I know too much how to feel ... young

We've learnt to kick a ball, and we're not quite cynical
And we've written on the wall, John's gay He's gay
What will we grow up to be
What will we grow up to see
Will you still be friends with me fourteen, fifteen

What will we grow up to be
What will we grow up to see
Will you still be friends with me fourteen, fifteen ... young


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    General CommentI'd love to know what it is about...
    Gabigson March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it just means all that childhood stuff, and how it changes when you grow up.
    em_con May 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, I think the same. I love how he tends to write stuff about those days. But there are some phrases I don't catch, like "I lost my virginity, the year above us had discovered E". I don't get "the year above us had discovered E", and he repeats this phrase in a recent track, "The 80s". Help, anyone?
    Gabigson November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's talking about ecstasy, which is sometimes shortened to 'e'.
    It's funny, since I wrote that, this song makes even more sense to me, because I am in my last year of secondary school. It's like in year seven, year eight, you're still really a kid, and then you sort of get to like 13, 14, and you start to think about sex, but maybe you don't really understand it yet- 'and he says that he's had sex, with a girl for a effect'.
    And then you get to 15, 16, and you lose your virgintiy, and suddenly you're grown up, except you aren't really 'i know too much to feel young', you aren't the same as you used to be. I can really relate to it now.
    em_con December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgree with em_c. I was thinking it was about elton john.
    suede67on April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Rain's never cold when you're young"
    used again in "strong." neato.
    bouncehoperon September 25, 2007   Link

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